Verses On Various Occasions; By John Henry Cardinal Newman

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byJohn Henry Newman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...to him. That so he may discern His feebleness. And e'en for earth's success To Him in wisdom turn, Who holds for us the keys of either home, Earth and the world to come. At Sea. fune 25, 1833. cxnr. APOSTACY. FRANCE! I will think of thee as what thou wast, When Poictiers show'd her zeal for the true creed; Or in that age, when Holy Truth, though cast On a rank soil, yet was a thriving seed, Thy schools within, from neighbouring countries chased; E'en of thy pagan day I bear to read, Thy Martyrs sanctified the guilty host, The sons of blessed John, reared on a western coast. I dare not think of thee as what thou art, Lest thoughts too deep for man should trouble me. It is not safe to place the mind and heart On brink of evil, or its flames to see, Lest they should dizzy, or some taint impart, Or to our sin a fascination be. And so in silence I will now proclaim Hate of thy present self, and scarce will sound thy Off the Frcncl1 coast. June 26, 1833. 1 Vide note at p. 153. CXIV. JUDAISM. (A Tragic Chorus?) O Piteous race! Fearful to look upon, Once standing in high place, Heaven's eldest son. O aged blind Unvenerable! as thou flittest by, I liken thee to him in pagan song, In thy gaunt majesty, The vagrant King, of haughty-purposed mind, Whom prayer nor plague could bend;a Wrong'd, at the cost of him who did the wrong, Accursed himself, but in his cursing strong, And honour'd in his end. 1 Vide the CEdious Coloneus of Sophocles. O Abraham! sire, Shamed in thy progeny; Who to thy faith aspire, Thy Hope deny. Well wast thou given From out the heathen an adopted heir Raised strangely from the dead when sin had slain Thy former-cherish'd care. O holy men, ye first-wrought gems of heaven Polluted in your kin, Come to our fonts, your lustre to regain. O...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...to him. That so he may discern His feebleness. And e'en for earth's success To Him in wisdom turn, Who holds for us the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217414818

ISBN - 13:9780217414814

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